July 14 (Reuters) – Kuwaiti telecom firm Zain (ZAIN.KW) is open to investing in communications and the Internet in the Middle East, its chief executive said in remarks published on Wednesday.
The state news agency KUNA quoted Nabil bin Salama as saying the company’s profits for the first half will be “good.” He did not provide any figures.
Zain sold most of its African assets to India’s Bharti Airtel (BRTI.BO) in a $9 billion deal last month. It overhauled its management in line with its new strategy to concentrate on Middle East operations. [nLDE6591RK]
Bin Salama said Zain was interested in acquiring the telecoms company it operates in Lebanon, MTC Touch, if the government decides to sell it.
(Reporting by Diana Elias; Editing by Andrew Callus)